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COVID Relief Could Help Mitigate Climate Change, Reboot Economy

Congress has provided billions of dollars for renewable energy and green technologies as part of the latest $900 billion coronavirus relief package. Some scientists say relief funding could put the U.S. more on track with countries that have joined the Paris Agreement. Comments from David McCollum, principal technical leader at Electric Power Research Institute, and …

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Senator Bowling gets Backlash for Diversity Council Statements

Tennessee Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) is receiving backlash after a video was posted to social media, showing her speaking at a meeting on subjects of diversity, the LGBTQ community and reflecting on the passing of Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman calling him by the wrong name by saying it was Eugene London. Bowling spoke at Norman’s …

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Record Breaking 2.6 Million Votes Cast in Tennessee

State officials say Tennessee has easily broken the 2008 record for voter turnout with more than 3 million ballots cast in this year’s November general election. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says the turnout represents more than 68% of registered voters. Voters cruised past the turnout totals of more than 2.5 million in the …

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Coffee Countians Ride the Trump Train

Coffee County voters showed their support for President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he finished with 17,853 votes to 5,704 for Joe Biden. Trump also won statewide. Currently we are still waiting on several states before we know who won the presidential race. For United States Senator Bill Hagerty received 17,587 votes and Democratic candidate …

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Manchester Leaders Vote for Roxanne Patton to fill Alderman Seat and Approve taking on Financial Responsibility of Conference Center

The City of Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) voted to take on all financial responsibility of the operating losses of the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center. Currently the losses are split 50/50 between the county and the city. The agreement will be ending soon, and county leaders have voiced their concerns with many saying …

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City of Manchester looking to take on All Costs of Conference Center and face Legal Petition over Open Alderman Seat

The City of Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be meeting via zoom on Tuesday. Work session at 5:30 p.m. and then the regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. You can watch at cityofmanchestertn.com. Two important items to be discussed will be the consideration of taking on the cost and losses of operating the …

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Record Numbers Set during Early Voting in Tennessee

By the end of Tennessee’s 14-day early voting period on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2,280,767 or 51 percent of all register voters had cast their ballot for the Nov. 3 presidential election.In six Tennessee counties, Cheatham, Davidson, Loudon, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson, turnout from early and absentee voting has already surpassed the early, absentee and Election …

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As of Friday Over 1.5 Million had Voted in Tennessee

Early voting is booming in in Tennessee as 1,556,306 voters have cast ballots. Through Friday, Bedford County has had 10,161. In Coffee County 11,784 votes have been completed. Other counties in our coverage area Cannon had 2,616, Franklin 6,799, Grundy 2,480, Lincoln 6,476, Moore 1,929, Rutherford 84,083 and in Warren County 6,887 early votes have …

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